This summer is HOT! Sometimes you just need to take a break from the heat and escape for a weekend to the water. What better place for a weekend getaway than The Hamptons! This group of villages on Long Island, NY is a popular summer destination because of their long stretches of picturesque beaches, variety of chic shops and boutiques, and trendy top-tier restaurants – there’s something to please everyone!
Last weekend, I flew to New York to celebrate my best friend’s 30th birthday with her. Instead of staying in muggy New York for the weekend, we decided to pack a bag, rent a car and drive to the lush beachside town of the Hamptons. The trip was so beautiful that I had to share a bit of it with you.
While Angela drove through the Hamptons, I stuck my head and my camera out the window and snapped away.
The Hamptons are home to many celebrities and are best known for their Cape Cod style architecture. Unpainted shingles, a steep roof with an overhang, and centrally located chimneys define the Cape Cod style homes.
Beautiful hydrangea bushes line the storefronts and streets in the Hamptons. Here’s just one of the many hydrangea photos that I took.
One of my favorite details of Cape Cod style architecture are cedar shakes. Both stained and painted, cedar shakes (or cedar shingles) typify New England buildings. You can see them on this stretch of storefronts below.
More hydrangea planters, a white sided shop and patriotic flags.
Cedar shakes and white trim.
More cedar shakes and white trim.
More cedar shakes and white trim…are you getting a feel for the style homes that I love?
While I could look at the exteriors of these beautiful buildings all day long, what I really want to know is What Do These Beautiful Homes Look Like Inside?.
Homes in the Hamptons are typically characterized by a pale color palette and subtle details.
Below are some photos of foyers with a neutral color palette and lots of tiny details in the architecture, lighting, and furniture.
Here are some fresh and relaxing living rooms from the Hamptons…
The Hamptons draw some inspiration from the French Country style, as seen in this updated country kitchen.
Take a look at these calming master bedrooms…
Not all homes in The Hamptons are designed in a traditional style – here are some photos of some contemporary spaces…